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HISTORY & GENEALOGY

History of Lawrence County, Indiana
(Source: History of Lawrence and Monroe Counties, Indiana; their people, industries and institutions.  Publ. Indianapolis, Ind. - B. F. Bowen & Co., 1914)

CONTENTS:

CHAPTER I - GEOLOGICAL AND SURFACE FORMATIONS ---- 25
   
CHAPTER II - PRE-HISTORIC AND INDIAN RACES ----29
   
CHAPTER III - EARLY SETTLEMENT AND TOWNSHIP HISTORIES ---- 34
Original Area and Boundary of Lawrence County - Indian Hostility - Slow Immigration - The First Settlements - Flinn Township - Land Entries - Early Mills - Distilleries - Leesville - Marion Township - Origin of First Settlers - Land Entries - Hunting - City of Mitchell - Incorporation as Town, and as City - Business Interests - Guthrie Township - Land Entries and First Settlers - Dixonville - Tunnelton - Fort Ritner - Bono Township - Original Area - Mills - Town of Bono - Lawrenceport - Marshall Township - Mills - First Merchant - Avoca - Guthrie - Spice Valley Township - First Land Entries - Mills - Items by T. M. Brinkworth - Huron - Bryantsville - Perry Township - Early Land Entries - Pioneer Industries - Hunting - Springville - Indian Creek Township - Early Settlers - First Elections - Williams - Southern Indian Power Company - Fayetteville - Silverville - Pleasant Run Township - Heltonville - Shawswick Township - Land Entries - First Election - Mills - Oolitic - Business Interests - Abandoned Towns.
CHAPTER IV - ORGANIZATION OF LAWRENCE COUNTY ---- 64
   
CHAPTER V - LOCAL GOVERNMENT OF LAWRENCE COUNTY ---- 71
   
CHAPTER VI - POLITICAL REPRESENTATION ---- 86
   
CHAPTER VII - LAWRENCE COUNTY NEWSPAPERS ---- 94
     
CHAPTER VIII - EDUCATIONAL INTERESTS, SCHOOLS, ETC. ---- 100
     
CHAPTER IX - AGRICULTURE, HORTICULTURE, ETC. ---- 109
     
CHAPTER X - BENCH AND BAR OF LAWRENCE COUNTY ---- 113
     
CHAPTER XI - MEDICAL HISTORY OF LAWRENCE COUNTY ---- 123
     
CHAPTER XII - RELIGIOUS DENOMINATIONS ---- 129
     
CHAPTER XIII - FRATERNAL AND SECRET SOCIETIES ---- 145
     
CHAPTER XIV - RAILROADS, TRANSPORTATION, ETC. ---- 150
     
CHAPTER XV - MILITARY HISTORY OF LAWRENCE COUNTY ---- 154
     
CHAPTER XVI - CITY OF BEDFORD ---- 176
     
CHAPTER XVII - BEDFORD STONE INDUSTRY ---- 193
     
CHAPTER XVIII - MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS ---- 204
     


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